Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has deleted about 20,000 tweets from his Twitter account. To be specific, everything from before January 25 of this year is gone, the A.V. Club notes.
Johnson’s move comes days after fellow Disney director James Gunn was fired from his post as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Die-hard conservatives Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec had unearthed a series of questionable tweets of Gunn’s from years ago that included rape and pedophilia jokes. As the A.V. Club notes, conservative and alt-right personalities were “invigorated” by Disney’s response and have zeroed in on the tweets of other comedians like Michael Ian Black, Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt. Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon deleted his Twitter altogether after footage of Harmon sexually assaulting a baby doll during a skit was unearthed in this way.
Subscribe to Complex News for More: http://goo.gl/PJeLOl
Watch ‘Complex Live’ on Go90 here: https://www.go90.com/shows/11cHKK3D2iU
Check out more of Complex here:
Tweets by Complex
COMPLEX is a community of creators and curators, armed with the Internet, committed to surfacing and sharing the voices and conversations that define our new America. Our videos exemplify convergence culture, exploring topics that include music, sneakers, style, sports and pop culture through original shows and Complex News segments. Featuring your favorite celebrities, authoritative commentary, and a unique voice, our videos make culture pop.